Public Courses

The Freedom Law Clinic delivers pro-bono legal assistance. We do this with the help of volunteers. Our courses introduce participants to the legal system, using real life cases. They also make an invaluable contribution to our work. If you are looking for a start in law then working through our courses is a great introduction. We work completely digitally, so you will not need to travel to be able to attend. For any more information about any of our courses, or to request a complete copy of our prospectus, please get in touch on applications@freedomlawclinic.com

 
 
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Introduction to criminal justice

This course designed to introduce members of the public to the workings of the justice system, through the consideration of a real life appeal case. Signing up to our 6 week course gives you access to our video lecture and podcast series on criminal law. You will receive access to one of our casefiles, which you will work through with the help of a qualified criminal lawyer. You will meet with one of our lawyers every week to discuss the legal issues raised by a particular case. You will work together with a small team to complete a piece of written work on the case. Your work will be considered by our lawyers and feedback will be provided. If we think the work can make a difference to the progress of the case it will be used. You will have the chance to make a real difference to the life of people who claim to be wrongfully convicted.

You do not need a background in law to take part. We are not looking for any specific academic background. All you need is enthusiasm and a strong work ethic. If you think you can help us then please apply by clicking below.

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INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC LAW AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

Our civil liberties are the most important freedoms we have, They have emerged across centuries through ongoing struggles with those in power. Today, violations of our civil liberties are often the subject of discussion. The expansion of state surveillance creates concern about our right to privacy. The arrest and conviction of people for belonging to certain groups and organisations raise questions about our right to free expression and association. The regime around combatting terror has been accused of undermining hard won protections against arbitrary detention.

Our six week course in Public Law and Civil Liberties considers these issues, along with the legal frameworks in which they arise in practice. We will discuss how we protect our civil liberties through the law. We discuss the law around Judicial Review and how the decisions of public bodies can be challenged.

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